If you were planning a party for the National Federation of Republican Women in South Carolina, what would you do? Well, of course, you would throw a Confederate costume party! And what kind of Confederate costume party is it, really, without a few black people there dressed as slaves!

Oh, my god:

The National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW) held its annual fall Board of Directors meeting in Charleston, S.C. last weekend – a decision the organization is likely regretting after several controversial pictures from one of the meeting’s sponsored events began surfacing on the internet.

One of the pictures shows S.C. Senate President Glenn McConnell – who FITS readers will recall enjoys dressing up as a Confederate General – posing in his Rebel garb with a pair of African-Americans dressed in, um, “antebellum” attire.

The event in question – dubbed “The Southern Experience” – was held last Friday evening at the Country Club of Charleston. Hosted by the South Carolina Federation of Republican Women, it was included on the national conference’s official itinerary.

In addition to McConnell, S.C. Gov. Mark Sanford attended (and spoke at) the event – although it was not listed on his weekly public schedule. S.C. Republican Attorney General nominee Alan Wilson also attended.

Oh, my god.

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Oh, my god.
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And here’s Mark Sanford!

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Don’t call them racists, though!

They don’t like it.

[h/t Bob Cesca]